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5 Reasons Event Planners Aren’t Successful

  1. Dallas Star Carter

    September 11th, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    Hey! I am in the process of trying to start up a wedding planning business. I was recently diagnosed with a brain aneurysm and my husband and I talked about it and decided I needed a work from home job if I wanted to work. Sooo…I’ve always been a paralegal and had experience in law. I have a a paralegal degree and a psychology degree. I have a little bit of experience being a planner because I was an assistant for 7 years and did every little detail for the attorney that I worked for, but I have NO wedding planning experience. I really would like some advice or tips from you! My husband is Computer Engineering nerd so he is making me a website, I’m ordering some business cards from Etsy and plan on leaving some at places like Pottery Barn and Bloomingdale’s by the wedding registries. One of his coworkers knows a corporate event planner that he is going to introduce me to, along with a great photographer. Please give me any advice you want!!!

  2. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    September 21st, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Dallas, congrats on your new business! This website has a ton of resources for you. You may want to consider our 20 Days to a More Profitable Planning Business Course.

  3. Judith

    November 7th, 2016 at 11:30 am

    This site is a great place to start. My advice RESEARCH RESEARCH. No the differences between planner, designer, coordinator. Enjoy the learning process. And it’s a lot.

  4. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    November 8th, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Thanks for commenting Judith!

  5. Confidence Mac

    March 8th, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    I really liked how you wrote about this topic “reasons event planners aren’t successful”. My favorite part was when you talked about no proper training. It made me think. Thanks again!

  6. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    March 11th, 2016 at 8:52 am

    So glad it helped you!

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  8. Lisa from London

    December 19th, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Hi I’ve been decorating weddings planning kids amazing party’s anniversays and surprise party’s even entertainment evenings with 5 course meals & wait staff we trained up for a hobby for over 20 yrs!
    Due to ageing parents i currently need to look after, my eldest daughter encouraged me to have a go at starting up my own event business, as it could be part time, which I’ve found extremely exciting daunting and alittle nerve racking trying to set up over this past year!
    Just browsing this amazing site Debbie I think I’ve got my hands in to many pies or I want to offer sooo much all at once!!
    I’ve got many things almost in place but still feel I’m not moving forward
    Need advice on what to organise first.
    I’ve been doing a few events for friends at the moment I’m designing my business logo and cards almost there!! Facebook and Instagram almost set up wasn’t sure if I needed to do a website as yet.
    I’m in the process of contacting some referrals for next year before I’ve even got packages or pricing hence why I’ve just bought your 20 day plan

  9. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    December 21st, 2017 at 9:58 am

    Lisa, I am looking forward to having you in the class and getting to know you. Thank you for the sweet compliments about Planner’s Lounge. I am also looking forward to our coaching call.

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  11. simplivllc

    May 30th, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    All the reasons you mentioned here are the exact reason for the flop of such startups. Thank you for sharing the information. It will be useful to many.

  12. Planner's Lounge - Debbie

    June 9th, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Thank you for commenting!

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